HIST175 - HISTORY OF BRAZIL

Description: 
In the past decade, Brazil has emerged a leaeding global power. As the world's fifth-largest country, by size and population, and the ninth-largest by GDP, Brazil exerts tremendous influence on international politics and the global economy, seen in its position as an emerging BRIC nation and a regional heavyweight in South America. Brazil is often in the news for its strides in social welfare, leading investments in the Global South, as host of the World Cup and Olympics, and, most recently, for its political instability. It is also a nation of deep contradictions, in which myth of racial democracy -- the longstanding creed that Brazilian society has escaped racial discrimination -- functions alongside pervasive social inequality, state violence, political corruption, and an unforgiving penal system.
Day and Time: 
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Room: 

STITELER HALL B26

Activity: 
LEC
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    Registration Notes: 
    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS